She’s a Mother of an Engineer!

Women in Engineering Newsletter

Mother’s Day 2006
Sunday 14th May


Ideas for Mother’s Day


Stumped for something to do for Mum for Mother’s Day?  Here are some suggestions from the WIE committee:


Seeing Your Mum


Ø      Lunch and Shopping. Sunday shopping in Perth City, Fremantle, Harbourtown or the Subiaco Markets.  All with convenient food outlets nearby

Ø      Perth Zoo.  Free entry for Mums on Mother’s Day -

Ø      Flowers and plants. A lovely bunch of flowers, or find a nice plant – there’s an amazing range of roses available at nurseries.  Azaleas and camellias are also good.  Make sure to check if they need shade or full sun.

Ø      Music and media.  Find some live music around town, or CDs and DVDs.  Some good CDs for Mums are Crowded House, Wendy Matthews, Dido, James Blunt or Jack Johnson, DVDs: anything from the ABC shop – Michael Palin “Himalaya” is a good bet.

Ø      Brunch/lunch/dinner - at a nice restaurant.  Try South Perth, Fremantle, Northbridge, Subiaco, Hillarys…


Away from Mum


Ø      Flowers.  Always a favourite, but you need to get the order in soon. 

Ø      Communicate!  Give her a call, send her an email with a bunch of photos, set up a Flickr site ( ) – make sure to take some time about it and let her know what you’re up to.

Ø      Personal Favours.  Ask a friend/family member living near Mum to help deliver a gift for you if you’re out of time – or offer your services to friends and family who are out of town.  (See above “Seeing you Mum” suggestions)


Missing Your Mum


Ø      Create.  Write about some of your favourite memories of your mother.  Find and scan related photos.  Share these stories with your children and/or loved ones.

Ø      Communicate.  Talk to family members who will also be missing Mum at this time.  Spend time with your Dad.

Ø      Cook.  Think of your favourite recipes Mum made and try them out.  Explain the significance of the food to those you share it with.

Ø      Flowers and plants.  Find some of your Mum’s favourites and set up a “Mum inspired” part of your garden.


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